Another killer area just a few miles north of Monument Valley is the Valley of the Gods. This is another great loop with great clouds to go with the formations. I just loved it. The whole area was a lot quieter than 17 mile loop which made it rather eerie. The formations were much more narrow and taller which also fascinated me since it was only a few miles away there were no formations followed Monument Valley.
Shooting in the valley was pretty simple, drive get out with the D3 and 24-70AF-S, -.5 exposure compensation and have fun. Something exciting about having that camera on the lap driving down the road. Almost like you’re chasing the image down, it’s a race to the finish. With the clouds moving as fast as they were, it was a fast race.
Images captured with D3, 24-70 AF-S, on Lexar UDMA Film